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Total loan: $1,000


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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

Stella's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to help a single mom buy farm inputs, such as fertilizers and good quality seeds, to expand her crop farm.

Stella's story

Stella is a single mom who has been described by her neighbors as “an ever-smiling woman”. She lives in the Eldoret area of Kenya.

Despite the importance of farmers and farming to Eldoret’s economy, microfinance institutions do not lend to single women smallholder farmers. Juhudi Kilimo is expanding into this market and is happy to provide the Kiva community with the opportunity to support Kenyan farmers.

Being the sole breadwinner in her household, Stella works hard to ensure that she achieves her goals and objectives. Her major sources of income include selling her farm produce such as maize, milk, and vegetables.

Although she has been earning some income from her farm, everything has not been easy for this enterprising woman. Her farm’s produce has reduced due to a lack of fertilizer and good seeds and the presence of pests and diseases.

That is why Stella is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs, such as fertilizers and good quality seeds, to expand her crop farm.

Through this loan, Stella will be assured of a bumper harvest, which will mean more profits and income. Using this loan, she will be able to expand her enterprise.

Stella hopes you will consider her request for this loan. It will change her life and the welfare of her family.